Understanding the characteristics of the spring in a spring energized seal or connector mechanism is important when you are designing an engineered solution. Too much spring force can lead to premature wear or assembly / disassembly problems. Whereas too little force can lead to seal leakage or lack of contact in an electrical connector. Maudlin can help navigate these difficult waters and guide you to the perfect spring solution.
It all starts with the load vs. deflection curves of each spring. The graph below shows some of the more common Maudlin spring curves in relation to each other. These curves do not represent any particular spring but instead are shown for comparison purposes.